No. 16 UC Davis Finishes 2-2 In San Jose

Freshman Allyson Hansen scored her first collegiate hat trick in Sunday's win over Santa Clara.

Jan. 22, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Freshman center Allyson Hansen scored her first collegiate hat trick in a 13-6 win over Santa Clara while junior Carmen Eggert fired in a pair of goals in an 8-6 loss to No. 5 host San Jose State as No. 16 UC Davis split its second-day games during the Spartan Invitational women's water polo tournament at SJSU Aquatic Center Sunday.

The Aggies finish the tourney at 2-2.

Senior Ariel Feeney and junior Jessica Dunn each scored two goals to aid Hansen against the Broncos, who recieved votes in the 2012 preseason poll. UC Davis held a 4-2 lead through the first quarter, a 7-4 edge at halftime and a 7-5 advantage with 6:27 remaining in the third before pulling away with the victory. Feeney hit a 6-on-5 goal at 5:25 in the third to ignite a 5-1 finish.

Junior Riane Woods posted six saves in the second half to lead the Aggie goalkeeping platoon. As a team, UC Davis converted 4 of 6 exclusion opportunities.

Against the host Spartans, Eggert scored the game's first goal on a 6-on-5 chance two minutes into the contest. But SJSU responded with the next three, taking a 3-1 lead early in the second. Senior Dakotah Mohr netted a natural goal to halve the lead to one before Spartan utility Katie Buzzetta converted extra-player chances at 4:54 and 2:15 before the break, giving her team a 5-2 lead at halftime.

Feeney scored less than two minutes into the fourth quarter to bring UC Davis to within a single goal at 6-5. However, senior 2-meter Allie Stewart bumped SJSU's lead back to two on the next possession. The Spartans held at least a two-goal margin for the remainder.



Senior Rachel Tatusko, who started both Sunday games, finished with four saves in the nightcap against SJSU.

UC Davis returns to action on Saturday at the Cal Invitational in Berkeley. The Aggies face San Jose State in morning action then finish the day against defending NCAA champion Stanford at 4:30 p.m.

SJSU Aquatic Center - January 22, 2012

Santa Clara 2 2 2 0 - 6
#16 UC Davis 4 3 3 3 - 13

GOALS - SCU: Marina Allen 2, Claire Eadington 1, Laura Espinosa 1, Sarah Safir 1, Ashleigh Bandimere 1. UC Davis: Allyson Hansen 3, Jessica Dunn 2, Ariel Feeney 2, Kathryn Bailey 1, Lyndsay Sutterley 1, Alicia Began 1, Hannah Curran 1, Elsie Fullerton 1, Paige Oreglia 1.

GOALIE SAVES - SCU: Stephanie Clements 5. UC Davis: Rachel Tatusko 1 (16:00), Riane Woods 6 (16:00).

#16 UC Davis 1 1 2 2 - 6
#5 San Jose State 2 3 1 2 - 8

GOALS - UC Davis: Carmen Eggert 2, Ariel Feeney 1, Alicia Began 1, Dakotah Mohr 1, Jessica Dunn 1. SJSU: Katie Buzzetta 3, Dani Curran 2, Rachel Henry 1, Anna Natalizio 1, Allie Stewart 1.

GOALIE SAVES - UC Davis: Rachel Tatusko 4 (16:00), Riane Woods (16:00). SJSU: Meagan Minson 5.